prof. dr. Jules Dewald


Neuroscience; Rehabilitation/Therapy

Description of Interests

My lab focuses on understanding discoordination of the upper limb after stroke, learning the involvement of brain plasticity in recovery, and developing novel neurotherapeutic training programs to enhance motor control of the upper limb even years after a stroke. Additional research interests involve pharmacological interventions that seek to alter spinal interneuronal bias.

Professional Education

PhD: Loma Linda University, Neurophysiology & Biophysics (1992) 
MS: Loma Linda University, Neurophysiology & Rehabilitation Medicine (1980)

Most Recent Publications

Loss of independent limb control in childhood hemiparesis is related to time of brain injury onset

Sukal-Moulton T, Murray TM, Dewald JPA.

Experimental Brain Research. 2013 Mar;225(3):455-463.doi:10.1007/s00221-012-3385-0.

ISSN: 00144819

Neck rotation modulates flexion synergy torques, indicating an ipsilateral reticulospinal source for impairment in stroke

Ellis MD, Drogos J, Carmona C, Keller T, Dewald JPA.

Journal of Neurophysiology. 2012 Dec;108(11):3096-3104.doi:10.1152/jn.01030.2011.

ISSN: 00223077

The effects of wide pulse neuromuscular electrical stimulation on elbow flexion torque in individuals with chronic hemiparetic stroke

Clair-Auger JM, Collins DF, Dewald JPA.

Clinical Neurophysiology. 2012 Nov;123(11):2247-2255.doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2012.04.024.

ISSN: 13882457

Involuntary paretic wrist/finger flexion forces and EMG increase with shoulder abduction load in individuals with chronic stroke

Miller LC, Dewald JPA.

Clinical Neurophysiology. 2012 Jun;123(6):1216-1225.doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2012.01.009.

PMID: 22364723   PMCID: PMC3729226   ISSN: 13882457

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Jules Dewald

Chair, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences

Professor in Physical Therapy and Human Movement SciencesMcCormick School of Engineering and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Affliated Centers: 
Northwestern University Institute of Neuroscience (NUIN)

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